Mali – French soldier killed in Mali combat operations – Elysee

23/07/2020 – A French soldier was killed in Mali on Thursday morning after combat operations against militants, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said.“This soldier … was killed in fighting against armed terrorist groups, when an improvised explosive device was triggered next to his armoured vehicle,” the presidency aid in a statement.

France has more than 5,000 troops in the West African Sahel region as part of international efforts to fight Islamist militants in the area.

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Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali)

 

Japan/Africa – Africa aid should factor debt sustainability, Japan says

2018/08/10 – Japan will focus on high-quality infrastructure investment in its aid to Africa, the country’s foreign minister said Saturday, seeking to build its profile on the continent while distinguishing itself from China, whose massive contributions have stirred fears of debt traps. Continuer à lire … « Japan/Africa – Africa aid should factor debt sustainability, Japan says »